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In India, over 75% districts hotspots of extreme weather events, finds study

December 11, 2020 9:13 am

The CEEW study found that in the last 50 years, the frequency of flood events increased almost eight times. Events associated with floods such as landslides, heavy rainfall, hailstorms, thunderstorms, and cloudbursts increased by over 20 times.

Cyclone Burevi to make landfall in Sri Lanka on December 2

December 01, 2020 11:44 pm

The cyclone is expected to cause widespread rainfall across Sri Lanka over the next three days, with a likelihood of isolated extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cyclone Nivar: Some dos and don'ts to stay safe before, during and after landfall

November 25, 2020 9:42 pm

Cyclone Nivar: It's crucial to stay safe, follow precautionary guidelines and not spread rumours

To curb economic losses and damage to property during cyclones, IMD to launch 'dynamic' warning system

October 06, 2020 9:41 pm

The east coast of India is particularly vulnerable to cyclones and experience three out of the four cyclones formed annually in the North Indian Ocean region.

IMD aims to make cyclone landfall forecast accurate up to 40 km by 2030

June 16, 2020 10:53 pm

Landfall point forecast error is the distance between the place where a cyclone is expected to make landfall by weather stations, and where it actually makes landfall. Presently, in India, cyclone landfall forecasts are accurate until the storm reaches as close as 1,245 km to the coast.

Cyclone Nisarga: Nearly 15,000 from Raigad moved to safer places

June 03, 2020 11:58 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, Raigad guardian minister and Minister of State Tourism Aditi Tatkare said people living near the sea in talukas including Shrivardhan, Murud and Alibaug have been asked to vacate their homes and move in either with a relative or into a transit shelter set up in Zilla Parishad schools.

All hands on deck as Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Mumbai today

June 03, 2020 7:45 am

Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar and Nashik districts of Maharashtra are on red alert, with the Met department forecasting “possibility of extremely heavy rain at isolated places”.

Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall tomorrow, PM takes stock of situation

June 02, 2020 7:53 pm

Cyclone Nisarga is set to make landfall close to Alibaug between Harihareshwar in Raigad and Daman during the afternoon on June 3.

Gujarat: 7 districts, Daman on high alert, NDRF teams on stand by

June 02, 2020 6:34 am

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 11 teams in Gujarat and one each in Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli along with five teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

Daman, seven districts in Gujarat put on high alert due to Cyclone Nisarga

June 02, 2020 1:02 am

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 11 teams in Gujarat and one each in Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli along with five teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). More teams that have been put on stand by in nearby areas.


Mozambique: More than 1 lakh at risk after second cyclone in 6 weeks

April 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction. One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.

Cyclone Idai claims more than 1,000 lives in Zimbabwe, Mozambique

March 22, 2019 6:58 am

The cyclone hit land near Beira on Thursday and moved inland throughout the weekend, leaving heavy rains in its trail on Tuesday. More rural areas remained unaccessible.

Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

October 15, 2018 10:55 am

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia

April 22, 2015 9:07 am

The storm has pounded Sydney and other parts of New South Wales state since Monday.

The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

December 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.


Dyson Cyclone V10, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror: 3 offbeat gadgets

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

We look at three gadgets that are different but still worth recommending. The Dyson Cyclone V10 absolute pro cordless vacuum cleaner, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror have unique features, but still good enough to make for good buys.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.